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Friday, August 21, 2009

Perhaps it’s Spring????

We have noticed that the early morning darkness is starting to lighten up a little now as we leave at 6.30am on our way to work.  It is still dark, I hasten to add, just not as pitch black as it was a couple of weeks ago.  Now, we don’t have to fumble with our keys in the lock, or trip ourselves up negotiating the steps since there is just enough light to see what we are doing.  It looks like Spring is starting to make a bit of a show in our garden too.  We are not very good gardeners, we would rather be away in our caravan, to tell the truth.  Luckily some of the plants appear to flourish quite unaided without any help from us.  The Daphne bush is bursting out in flower – I just love the smell of Daphne and like to have a vase of these fragrant smelling flowers inside.  And, we noticed these daffodils too, if this isn’t a sign of Spring, I don’t know what is!!

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What do you think of this lovely lizard lurking about in the garden?  This is a hand-crafted mosaic lizard made by my very clever daughter Nicky a year or two ago. 

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And lastly, not our own tree, but seen on “the street where we live”.  Not quite sure what it is, but this pink flowering tree looks a picture.  So is Spring on the way?  Or is there another Winter storm or two still waiting in the wings?  Guess we will just have to wait and see, won’t we.

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